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July 2018

A History of the Festival d’Avignon in 72 posters

8 July 2018 à 12h00 - 13h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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72 editions and as many posters.A history expressed every summer through a graphic, artistic, and political gesture. What do those posters tell us? What stories do they reinvent? In 45 minutes, Olivier Py, director of the Festival d'Avignon, plays at re-creating the periods, the directions, the complicities with talented graphic designers, the invitations to genius painters, the doubts about censored propositions. When the colours of France covered paper, when the turn towards the international introduced different tones and writings, when the mask became fold and the key disappeared! The history of the Festival is also that of a mineral city,…

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Reading of texts by François Esperet – Thieves

9 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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“In a prostituted Paris I often see them of an evening, the ridiculous princes of night, the beautiful stallions.” What if the beautiful according to François Esperet was born of the nauseous and the unsettling ? Four songs from a first epic poem which are as many implicit tributes to William Faulkner or to the thieves of the New Testament.   François Esperet Contemporary writer François Esperet has already lived several lives. Multiplicity doesn't scare him—he studied at the Ecole Normale, and was a police officer, a political adviser, and an orthodox deacon—but seems to anchor him in a reality…

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Reading of texts by François Esperet – Winners

10 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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“The hidden white foundation all over her face, and unmasked breasts and milky arse.” Black, black is the reality of those night workers who, in a novel/poem, leave the reader in a limbo as beautiful as it is dark.   François Esperet Contemporary writer François Esperet has already lived several lives. Multiplicity doesn't scare him—he studied at the Ecole Normale, and was a police officer, a political adviser, and an orthodox deacon—but seems to anchor him in a reality and a spirituality linked by writing, and in particular by poetry. Focusing on the intensity and absolute quality of his poems,…

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Hommage à Sonia Debeauvais (Tribute to Sonia Debeauvais)

10 July 2018 à 11h30 - 13h30
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Entered in the TNP in 1956, Sonia Debeauvais was in charge of the conquest of the public, inter alia, by means of groupings and associations. In the Festival d’Avignon as in Paris, she roamed districts and became then the first to implement this type of relation with the public, contributing to one of the major innovations of Jean Vilar and popular theatre. Founding member of the Association Jean Vilar evoke her experience it is put her “in the center of of the looks and thoughts of her public, she has never received them, but often gave them to a large…

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Reading of texts by François Esperet – Visions de Jacob

11 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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“The hidden white foundation all over her face, and unmasked breasts and milky arse.” Black, black is the reality of those night workers who, in a novel/poem, leave the reader in a limbo as beautiful as it is dark. François Esperet Contemporary writer François Esperet has already lived several lives. Multiplicity doesn't scare him—he studied at the EcoleNormale, and was a police officer, a political adviser, and an orthodox deacon—but seems to anchor him in a reality and a spirituality linked by writing, and in particular by poetry. Focusing on the intensity and absolute quality of his poems, he dives…

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L’été 1968 et nous (Summer 1968 and us)

11 July 2018 à 11h30 - 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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The Festival d’Avignon 1968 generated in July to one of the key moments of contesting in France. Contrary to what happened in May and June, this moment of conflicts had the particularity to take place after, and not before, the taking in hand of the political situation by the power. Thus it was replica – in the seismic sense – of the insurrectionary period in tight scope but very displayed, of the theater and of the cultural action. In our days, how can we estimate the impact, the effect but also the resonances in our sensitivities and our current practices ?…

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Une journée avec Jack Ralite (A day with Jack Ralite)

12 July 2018 à 11h30 - 18h30
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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More than an homage, a time of transmission and sharing around Jack Ralite's thought and engagement.Bringing together philosophy, poetry, and the political, while keeping the artists in mind. A day cordinated by Marie-José Sirach, leader of the cultural service of l’Humanité with the complicity of Karelle Ménine  author of « La pensée, la poésie et le politique - Dialogue avec Jack Ralite » Solitaires Intempestifs, 2015. Festival d’Avignon, Association Jean Vilar et PCF.  Partnership with Journal l’Humanité. 11h30-13h00 L’histoire des politiques publiques de l’art et la culture Homme politique, homme d’engagement et de parole, Jack Ralite est à l’origine de la création, en 1965, du…

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The Bearded doll – How’s it going, world? – RFI

14 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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In a deserted camp, after the war, a young girl tells the story of her flight, of a collective rape, of the child growing inside her, of her hate, of war, and of her burgeoning love for Boy Killer. All with a child's falsely naive words, full of modest emotions. Jardin de la rue de Mons © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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The five times i saw my father – how’s it going, world ? – RFI

15 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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“He's not dead yet, of course. He's alive and kicking, my father. He doesn't call, but everything seems to be going well. He's retired, he lives like people in the West live when they're retired.” Guy Régis, Jr., continues his exploration of family and absence. Commissioned by the Festival des Francophonies en Limousin. Adaptation of a short text written in residence at the Maison des auteurs of the Festival des Francophonies in Limoges, with a grant from the CNL. The five times I saw my father will be published by Gallimard in 2019. Jardin de la rue de Mons ©…

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A History of the Festival d’Avignon in 72 posters

15 July 2018 à 13h00 - 14h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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72 editions and as many posters.A history expressed every summer through a graphic, artistic, and political gesture. What do those posters tell us? What stories do they reinvent?   In 45 minutes, Olivier Py, director of the Festival d'Avignon, plays at re-creating the periods, the directions, the complicities with talented graphic designers, the invitations to genius painters, the doubts about censored propositions. When the colours of France covered paper, when the turn towards the international introduced different tones and writings, when the mask became fold and the key disappeared! The history of the Festival is also that of a mineral…

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May your will be Kin – How’s it going world ? – RFI

16 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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Cette pièce est l'histoire d'une femme qui exige d'être aimée au milieu de la fureur d'une ville dont les ombres et les mirages se font chair afin de porter le désir et de rendre possible le rêve de l'amour et l'amour du rêve. L'histoire s'écrit dans une rue de Kinshasa, sur le trottoir plus précisément.   Jardin de la rue de Mons © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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The Return of Kigali – How, its going world ? – RFI

17 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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Young Rwandan and European artists worked together on their relationship with the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Some of them were victims, other witnesses, some were born after, others only experienced it from afar. Dorcy Rugamba and Olivia Rosenthal translated and edited together texts by Mandali Léon Athanase, Désiré Bigirimana, Amélie Durand, Elitza Gueorguieva, Jean Delacroix Hakizimana, Aimée Ishimwe, Jean-Paul Kayumba, David Lopez, Louise Mutabazi, Natacha Muziramakenga, Élise Rida Musomandera, James Rwasa, Aimable Twiringiyimana, Cécile Umutoni. A story told by many voices.   Jardin de la rue de Mons © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Une aventure théâtrale, 30 ans de décentralisation (A theatrical adventure, 30 years of decentralization)

17 July 2018 à 11h00 - 19h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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The theatrical decentralization was pioneer and pluralist, lively and popular. The movie A Theatrical Adventure 30 years of decentralization demonstrate, by the presence of who dedicated a part of their life to make it exist, an almost fanatical desire to bring live entertainment to those who were moved away, perhaps excluded. This movie is about this unique, human, artistic, social, historic and political adventure. Both projections will be followed by a meeting with the filmmaker and actors, of yesterday and today, about this story which is always ours ! 11h00 Meeting in the presence of Jean Bellorini, director of the Théâtre Gérard…

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Sisters of an Angel – How’s it going, world ? – RFI

18 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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Three young women aged 20 to 30 meet in a cemetery by the grave of a man they claim to have killed. They smoke, drink, play music, sing, and dance to prevent him from resting in peace. Never-ending vengeance as a means of emancipation. Winner of the Prix Inédits d'Afrique et Outremer 2018.   Jardin de la rue de Mons © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Ndinga’s Ball – How’s it going, world? – RFI

19 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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Written in 1987, a year before the death of its author, this short story in dialogue form takes place in the streets of Kinshasa on 30 June 1960, the day the Congo became independent. Dance, beer, happiness, and impatience... In a few hours' time, Ndinga, for now a houseboy, will have become a man.   Jardin de la rue de Mons © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Paroles de Gonz’ (A Lad’s Word)

21 July 2018 à 18h00 - 19h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Paroles de Gonz' is about those words men use when they have been taught not to be a gonzesse, a chick, but a gonz, a lad, a man, a warrior. By bringing together paroles and the slang term gonz, NadjetteBoughalem knew exactly what she was looking for: to collapse two realities which rarely cohabit, but also preconceived ideas which no longer work. The need for words is impossible to satisfy... In the Champfleuryneighbourhood where she used to work as a community organizer, the director brought many inhabitants to the theatre. Through what she calls an urban and contemporary practice, Paroles de Gonz' has therefore been a space where each…

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Paroles de Gonz’ (A Lad’s Word)

22 July 2018 à 11h00 - 12h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Paroles de Gonz' is about those words men use when they have been taught not to be a gonzesse, a chick, but a gonz, a lad, a man, a warrior. By bringing together paroles and the slang term gonz, NadjetteBoughalem knew exactly what she was looking for: to collapse two realities which rarely cohabit, but also preconceived ideas which no longer work. The need for words is impossible to satisfy... In the Champfleuryneighbourhood where she used to work as a community organizer, the director brought many inhabitants to the theatre. Through what she calls an urban and contemporary practice, Paroles de Gonz' has therefore been a space where each…

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A History of the Festival d’Avignon in 72 posters

22 July 2018 à 12h00 - 13h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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72 editions and as many posters.A history expressed every summer through a graphic, artistic, and political gesture. What do those posters tell us? What stories do they reinvent?   In 45 minutes, Olivier Py, director of the Festival d'Avignon, plays at re-creating the periods, the directions, the complicities with talented graphic designers, the invitations to genius painters, the doubts about censored propositions. When the colours of France covered paper, when the turn towards the international introduced different tones and writings, when the mask became fold and the key disappeared! The history of the Festival is also that of a mineral…

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Paroles de Gonz’ (A Lad’s Word)

22 July 2018 à 15h00 - 16h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Paroles de Gonz' is about those words men use when they have been taught not to be a gonzesse, a chick, but a gonz, a lad, a man, a warrior. By bringing together paroles and the slang term gonz, NadjetteBoughalem knew exactly what she was looking for: to collapse two realities which rarely cohabit, but also preconceived ideas which no longer work. The need for words is impossible to satisfy... In the Champfleuryneighbourhood where she used to work as a community organizer, the director brought many inhabitants to the theatre. Through what she calls an urban and contemporary practice, Paroles de Gonz' has therefore been a space where each…

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Actor’s writings – ADAMI

22 July 2018 à 18h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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Dans l'écrin enchanteur du jardin de la rue de Mons, dix jeunes comédiens répètent en public et en musique l'adaptation radiophonique de La Chute de la maison, pièce mise en scène par Samuel Achache et Jeanne Candel dans le cadre des Talents Adami Paroles d'acteurs.   Écrits d'acteurs © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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Actor’s writings – ADAMI

23 July 2018 à 18h00
Jardin de la rue Mons, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon, France
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Dans l'écrin enchanteur du jardin de la rue de Mons, dix jeunes comédiens répètent en public et en musique l'adaptation radiophonique de La Chute de la maison, pièce mise en scène par Samuel Achache et Jeanne Candel dans le cadre des Talents Adami Paroles d'acteurs. Écrits d'acteurs © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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September 2018

Scenographies at the Cloître des Carmes

1 September 2018 à 8h00 - 22 December 2018 à 17h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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The Cloître des Carmes has been one of the magical places of the Festival d'Avignon since 1967. It hosted over 160 shows in its premises. How do the artists use this heritage setting to imagine the scenography and share their universe with the audience? Following the symposium organized by the Avignon University on June the 5th, 2018, the BnF branch at the Maison Jean Vilar proposes a selection of documents illustrating the rich aesthetic and theatrical history of the Cloître des Carmes. © Lunayka, d’après Angélica Liddell au Cloître des Carmes en 2016

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“I am all of you listening”.
Jeanne Moreau, a life of theatre

1 September 2018 à 11h00 - 23 March 2019 à 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Full : 6 €
Reduced : 4€
(presentation of documentary)
under 26, more 65, entertainment workers, job-seekers, groups from 10 people
Free :
(presentation of documentary)
under 18, pass culture, patch culture, beneficiaries of the RSA, people in situation of handicap

What would theatre be without actors, without the risks they take every night, without their shamelessness and intelligence? The passion of the audience finds its source in the characters they play and, oddly, from the start of the Festival d'Avignon, in the beauty, striking look, and presence of Jeanne Moreau. I am all of you listening explores the career of a woman who lived the history of the Festival from 1947 to 2011, beside Jean Vilar or Étienne Daho, with the words of Henrich von Kleist or Alfred de Musset, and in roles as different as Nathalie or Célestine. Even in 2014,…

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Cabu, Freehand theatre. Sketches from a theatre lover

15 September 2018 - 21 December 2018
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Cabu, who was known and recognised for his illustrations in Hara-kiri, Charlie Hebdo, or the Canard Enchaîné, also used his talents as an exceptional cartoonist to sketch the world of theatre. From the 60s onwards, Cabu went to the theatre several times per week. He was a passionate theatre-goer - private and publicly funded theatres alike -  but with a particular attachment to the Comédie-Française. Cabu first went to the Festival in 1970, when it was still directed by Jean Vilar. He was a regular visitor, as testified by his sketchbooks. Year after year, Cabu was there to cast his…

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European Heritage Days

15 September 2018 à 11h00 - 16 September 2018 à 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Free

PROGRAMME (download the pdf version here) - EXHIBITION « I'm all of you listening. Jeanne Moreau a life of theater » At 11 am to 8 pm, the 15th of september (last entry at 7:15 pm) At 11 am to 6 pm, the 16th of september (last entry at 5:15 pm) This exhibition explores the career of a woman who lived the history of the Festival from 1947 to 2011, beside Jean Vilar or Étienne Daho, with the words of Henrich von Kleist or Alfred de Musset, and in roles as different as Nathalie or Célestine. Even in 2014, her…

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“It’s not luxury !” Festival

21 September 2018 à 13h00 - 23 September 2018 à 16h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Free

PROGRAMME  - INSTALLATIONS             Sound installation « Portrait Paysage » // « landsacape portrait » // « portrait landscape » at 1 pm to 6pm, Friday, the 21th of september at 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday the 22 of september at 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday the 23th of septembre Sound portraits and landscapes is a shared moment where the word is fixed. A photography of free and voluntary words, gleanded during the meetings. AUTORS : Stéphane Delaunay (Compagnie les Mauvaises Herbes) Association le Village City of the realisation of the project : Cavaillon             Video…

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Parcours de l’art (Experience of the art)

29 September 2018 à 11h00 - 20 October 2018 à 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Artist welcomed at the House Jean Vilar from tuesday to sathurday from 11h to 18h  from the 29th september tu the 21th octobor Charlotte Gunsett "Childhood is at the heart of Charlotte Gunsett's work. We could say a starting point. The clumsy gestures of childhood, the representations we make of them are digested and interpreted by this young artist through her sculptures. Her universe is elaborated by fragments of memories. She touches with her fingers these fleeting, perishable, ephemeral moments in order to give them a moment of eternity. The sand can both be solid and erect in architecture, as it…

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October 2018

Conference around the “Noces du Figaro”

20 October 2018 à 17h30 - 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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With Michel Barruol, conductor of the orchestres du Conservatoire du Grand Avignon

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May 2019

SIGNE JACNO
un graphisme brut pour un théâtre populaire

18 May 2019 à 11h00 - 14 December 2019 à 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Reopening of the exhibition "Signé Jacno, un graphisme brut pour un théâtre populaire" presented in full from September 10 to December 14 in "la boîte noire" on the ground floor of Jean Vilar House Thirty years ago, Marcel Jacno passed away. Thirty years ago, the newly established Maison Jean Vilar paid tribute to him by putting on an exhibition of his work for the TNP (Theatre National Populaire). Sixty years ago, Raoul-Jean Moulin, art critic for the Les Lettres Françaises magazine wrote an article entitled “ Do you know Jacno, artist of our time ? ” The same question could…

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July 2019

Spoilsport
Curious collections and disquieting things

5 July 2019 à 11h00 - 14 December 2019 à 18h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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An exhibition of Macha Makeïeff Entrer dans une maison pour être moins perdue. La lumière, l’effroi, l’enfance, la rêverie, embarquer les choses recueillies, faire un récit fantaisiste. Et les petites filles imaginaires dans cette maison auront tous les droits, les désirs les plus romanesques. - Macha Makeïeff Do inanimate objects have a soul, a part of humanity locked inside them? The primal terror or the familiar feeling of strangeness we sometimes experience upon encountering them unveil an unconscious part of us: the one we meet in our dreams. That's what Spoilsportis about. A reminder of our unconsciousand its malfunctions... In this installation…

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Conversations à la Maison
Le Festival côté Livre

12 July 2019 à 11h30 - 15 July 2019 à 18h30
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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“Un poète et tout sera sauvé. Et pour longtemps.“ Par ces mots, Jean Vilar affirmait sa confiance dans les auteurs, le rôle essentiel qu’il leur conférait pour le théâtre et tout simplement pour la marche du monde. À la Maison Jean Vilar, des auteurs dont les œuvres sont sur les plateaux du Festival viennent à la rencontre des spectateurs. Un temps de conversation pour découvrir le Festival, côté Livre.   Friday, July 12 at 11:30 Laure Adler, Correspondances entre Laure Adler et  Pascal Rambert (Les Solitaires Intempestifs), Macha Makeïeff, Zone Céleste  (Actes Sud), Pascal Rambert, Architecture  (Les Solitaires Intempestifs). Lewis…

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Mahmoud & Nini
d’Henri Jules Julien

14 July 2019 à 15h00 - 22 July 2019 à 15h00
Maison Jean VIlar, 8 Rue de Mons
Avignon,
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Mahmoud is Egyptian. Nini is French. Mahmoud is black, Nini is white. Mahmoud is a man and Nini a woman, Mahmoud speaks Arabic, and Nini French. We could keep adding to this list of opposites, which might at first glance be endless sources of misunderstanding. Except that through the mediation of director Henri Jules Julien, actors Virginie and Mahmoud met in a train station and decided to create a show based on this encounter. “We've tried to go as far as possible with the questions we each had about the other, and to express our curiosity and our prejudices without…

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